Delivered letter from Trump to Putin: US Senator Rand Paul

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Aug 08, 2018, 08:46 PM(IST)

File photo of Rand Paul. Photograph:( Twitter )

Republican US Senator Rand Paul tweeted on Wednesday in which he said that he had delivered a letter from President Donald Trump to the Russian government during a trip to Moscow.

Paul wrote in a Twitter, "I was honoured to deliver a letter from President Trump to President Vladimir Putin’s administration. The letter emphasized the importance of further engagement in various areas including countering terrorism, enhancing legislative dialogue and resuming cultural exchanges." 

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No comments have been made on the letter by White House so far.

Discussing his trip to Russia, Paul, an ally of Trump, said he had travelled to Moscow to encourage diplomacy amid tense relations between Russian capital and Washington.

On Monday, he invited Russian lawmakers to visit Washington after holding talks in Moscow with parliamentarians and pledging to block new sanctions against Russia.

Donald Trump became a subject of backlash after he held a closed-door meeting with Putin in July. US media criticised Trump for failing in taking a strong stand against Russia over the 2016 election meddling issue.

US intelligence agencies say Russia interfered in the 2016 US presidential election to try to tilt the race in Trump’s favour, an assertion Moscow rejects. The two countries are also at odds over Syria and Ukraine.

 

 

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